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Don't get burned: Follow these summer sun safety tips

July 23, 2018
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Are you taking the proper steps to protect your workers from sun exposure? If you think a spritz of sunscreen is all it takes to practice sun safety, it may be time for a refresher course.

Most people know sun damage can lead to skin cancer — the chances of getting melanoma double for every five sunburns you sustain. But are you aware the sun can also contribute to the development of other health issues, including:

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  • Actinic keratosis, or scaly patches of skin
  • Damage to connective skin tissue
  • Cataracts
  • Labial lentigo, or a dark spot on the lip
  • Immune system suppression

With summer around the corner, now is a good time to reacquaint yourself with the basics of sun safety and put them into practice on the job. Here are a few important facts you can also share with your employees to raise their awareness of potential sun dangers.

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